Painters Paintings Jan Davidsz de Heem (c.1606 – 1683): Festoon of Fruit and Flowers, 1660-70, oil …
Painters Work Jan Davidsz de Heem (c.1606 – 1683): Festoon of Fruit and Flowers, 1660-70, oil on canvas, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam . . .
The Dutch and Flemish took extraordinary enjoyment of depictions of the pure world as an expression of God’s eternal blessing. The flower and fruit work of Utrecht-born painter Jan Davidsz de Heem have fun the great thing about the character whereas on the similar time exemplifying the idea of Ars longa, vita brevis (artwork is lengthy, life is brief) embodied within the Dutch still-life work of the seventeenth century. De Heem’s work additionally mirrored the nice curiosity in botany at the moment, and this work consists of unique flowers and crops introduced again from faraway locations, such because the tulip, initially imported into Europe from Turkey within the 1550s.
In 1626 Jan Davidsz de Heem moved to Antwerp, the place he grew to become acquainted with luxurious and vibrant Flemish stiil-life work. He mixed this characteristic together with his present for rendering nature in minute particulars. That is clear to see on this floral and fruit festoon: a extremely ornamental entity that’s nonetheless meticulously detailed. Every kind of hungry bugs appear to populated on this still-life! (Rijksmuseum)